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Engineering Scholarship: Fully Funded MSc (Res): The Effect of Discolouration in Cobalt Alloy Welding Rods

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Engineering: Fully Funded MSc (Res): The Effect of Discolouration in Cobalt Alloy Welding Rods

This scholarship program is a Fully Funded M2A MSc by Research Scholarship: The Effect of Discolouration in Cobalt Alloy Welding Rods on the Mechanical conduct of the Welded Joints

Start date: October 2021

Scholastic manager: Dr. Zak Abdallah and Dr. Amit Das

Industry administrator: Mr. Lester Madge

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Supporting organization: Weartech International


This undertaking will examine the impact discoloration on welding poles has on the by and large mechanical conduct, microstructure, and science of the welded joint.

A wide scope of tones have been seen on 3.2mmø Cobalt-6 welding bars from straw, through gold to blue/dull purple and in the long run dark, because of the idea of the cycle utilized.

Three average tones have been decided for the reasons for examination, specifically: straw, gold, and dull blue/purple. It has been seen on certain events that when the diverse shaded bars have been utilized the apparent weldability can shift bringing about changes in execution, potentially because of changes in the microstructure as well as oxide attributes.

In any case, in certain applications palatable execution has been noted.

Venture Aims:

It is accepted that the bars are a similar science paying little heed to the shading.

Notwithstanding, the science of the oxides created on such bars has never been explored.

The previously mentioned results have made this venture open for examination.

The support organization, Weartech International, will supply different stained poles (these will be sliced appropriately to a commonplace length of 10mm and conveyed to Swansea University).

Likewise, the science of the substrate poles will be provided as a kind of perspective. The understudy will research:

The microstructure of each stained bar using a reasonable etchant for the provided material (the compound piece is needed at this stage to save time).

The science of the oxide layer using advanced strategies for example Energy-dispersive X-beam spectroscopy (EDS).

The hardness from the top surface of the oxide layer to the substrate material of the pole.

The connection between the drawing rate and cooling rates of the welding bars and the discoloration impacts.

The connection between the drawing rate versus hardness (for each stained pole).

The connection between the cooling rate versus hardness (for each stained pole).

The connection between the dissolving temperature during bubbling versus hardness and shading (for each group).

The connection between the drawing and cooling rate versus % components in every pole.

The specific dissolving point of stained poles utilizing a differential filtering calorimetry gadget (DSC) – the discoloration may influence the softening point during welding. Thus, this may give a connection between shading and the softening mark of the bar.

Toward the finish of the task, it is required to have a superior comprehension of the potential impacts of the scope of oxide discoloration and their interrelationship with the welding bar science as well as microstructure on weldability.

The undertaking will likewise infer helpful relations between the vital factors during assembling, on one hand, and the idea of discoloration, then again.

This undertaking will likewise give a chance to the expected understudy to acquire involvement with materials planning, examination, and basic intuition identified with the assembling cycle used.

Swansea University

This is a grant from Swansea University.

Swansea is a seaside city and area, authoritatively known as the City and County of Swansea in Wales.


We invite applications from applicants with a degree (at least level 2:1) in Materials Science and Engineering, however, will acknowledge other actual sciences disciplines (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry), or an identical significant experience that would empower the contender to satisfy the job.

We would ordinarily anticipate that candidates should have met the University’s English Language prerequisites (for example IELTS 6.5 generally with 5.5+ in every part) by point of use.

Because of subsidizing limitations, this grant isn’t available to ‘Global’ competitors.


The grant takes care of the full expense of UK educational expenses, in addition to a tax-exempt payment of £12,500 for a time of one year.


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